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  • Under 1 GBs

    41 42.71%
  • Right at 2 GBs

    15 15.63%
  • 3-5 GBs

    30 31.25%
  • I Don't Know

    2 2.08%
  • More than 5 GBs

    8 8.33%
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    Default No Unlimited data?

    I was just wondering if the no unlimited data is stopping anyone else from getting the new Iphone4? It is for me I'm with Verizon and use about 3 gbs. I have netflix so I would use that app. I also use slacker radio when I drive to work an hour commute. I am also holding out to see if Verizon get Iphone by next year. Which has been rumors for how many years? Just wondering how much data people here use and what apps you use?

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    I use a bit of everything. Youtube, Netflix, on the web constantly throughout the day, and a lot of gps (Maps, RunKeeper, etc). I average about 600Mb a month.
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    Also, my phone is Jb with MyWi so I occasionally take my iPad out and tether it and still average the same amount of usage. I believe the highest data recorded was just over 700Mb. That was the month I got my iPad.
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    No. If you are on the road a lot, chances are you are near a wi-fi hotspot and can just use that. Matter of fact if your in a location that you know has wifi, why not just use the that? Save your data for when you need it.

    Example. almost all Mcdonalds locations have free wifi. Same with most Starbucks, gas stations. Even local parks and some cites. If your in a location with free wifi, just use it!

    ATT removed the unlimited because of the data hogs and that bogged up the network.
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    There's no wifi in ur car. I drive hour to work and use slacker radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by telmore007 View Post
    There's no wifi in ur car. I drive hour to work and use slacker radio.
    Well you shouldn't be doing anything other then driving.
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    Dude I use it for radio.
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    Last month I used 137.3700mb. I'm using wifi a lot, and when I'm at work, I can't really use my iphone.
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    I use anywhere between 1GB-6GB, it depends on what I'm doing that particular month. I still have the unlimited plan. I talked my friend into upgrading one of his lines for me and letting me have the i4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    Well you shouldn't be doing anything other then driving.
    Do you not understand what Slacker is? It's a streaming radio app. No different then listening to an iPod or CD or any other kind of music.
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    Then listen to the normal radio like everyone else.
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    Ironically, I never went over 2GB until they dropped the unlimited plan. Thankfully I was grandfathered in. Most of it is streaming audio I can't get over the air in a cleanroom.

    Also, slacker is a perfectly acceptable choice to use while driving. Radio stinks and slacker rocks. Don't listen to the other guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    Then listen to the normal radio like everyone else.
    What exactly is your issue with a person using Slacker or Pandora or any other streaming radio app. If you have some kind of reason not to use it I am all ears, but so far you have added nothing to the discussion what so ever.
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    When i dont use tethering im always easily under 1GB/month...when tethering though, without trying i can use 2GB, i usually float between 3 and 4GB/month.

    Then listen to the normal radio like everyone else.
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    I use almost two gigs a month. I am willing to bet that ATT will drop unlimited data support in the next iPhone version next summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iquinn View Post
    What exactly is your issue with a person using Slacker or Pandora or any other streaming radio app. If you have some kind of reason not to use it I am all ears, but so far you have added nothing to the discussion what so ever.
    did I say I say I had an issue? All I'm saying is if your driving you shouldnt really be playing with your phone. (I'd hate to be on the same road as you) If the app does not work with 3G then just wait till it does.

    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    I use almost two gigs a month. I am willing to bet that ATT will drop unlimited data support in the next iPhone version next summer.
    Na. They don't want to **** off custmorers who may very well move over to Verizion if the iPhone does come to the network.
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    [QUOTE=ChrisGonzales90;1627104]did I say I say I had an issue? All I'm saying is if your driving you shouldnt really be playing with your phone. (I'd hate to be on the same road as you) If the app does not work with 3G then just wait till it does.


    Chris you seem slow. A radio app doesn't have you playing with your phone. Also it does work with 3G and that's why she's worried about going over 2gb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    Na. They don't want to **** off custmorers who may very well move over to Verizion if the iPhone does come to the network.
    They've done it before, they can do it again.
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    I don't use much!
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    Added a "more than 5GB" option in the poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGNUS View Post
    I use a bit of everything. Youtube, Netflix, on the web constantly throughout the day, and a lot of gps (Maps, RunKeeper, etc). I average about 600Mb a month.
    Quote Originally Posted by MAGNUS View Post
    Also, my phone is Jb with MyWi so I occasionally take my iPad out and tether it and still average the same amount of usage. I believe the highest data recorded was just over 700Mb. That was the month I got my iPad.
    This makes no sense to me.

    Using those data-intensive apps all day, most days, is going to make you break 1GB EASILY.

    Either you use those apps less than you claim or you moved a decimal point/put the wrong units somewhere.

    I use mine hhe way you say you use yours and I average more than seven gigs per month (7GB).
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    Those who say there are enough wifi hotspots around, maybe there are enough for your usage, but not mine. Besides, if I'm at Best Buy, I don't want to have to run to McDonald's to see what TigerDirect is charging for the same items. I'd rather do it where I am.

    Use your device however you choose, but who impose their opinions on others are a pain. Polite suggestions on price-saving or efficiently are cool.

    Learn the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Sikora View Post
    Added a "more than 5GB" option in the poll.
    Thanks. I couldn't have represented my 7GB+ otherwise.
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    To be fairly, I just realized that this is iPhone-specific. I followed the link from the blog.

    I use an iPad. The comparisons may still be fair, but I at least wanted to mention that.
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    the problem i have is this. The iPhone touts that it has all these features, which by the way I love. And i'm sure i'm not the only one that loves all these features. Most of the features we all love have to use data. So, the iPhone became, or has become, the most data intensive device. To me, this is just a way of further capitalizing on customers that use data on their network. For those that say they'll switch to Verizon, guess what they're switching to tiered data plans as well. It's all because they're competitive on the rate plans for minutes used, where they make their money is gonna be on these data plans. if you're gonna give us a data plan, at least give us one that's a respectable amount like 4 or 5gb(like they do on aircards).

    we should try and petition this movement to tiered data plans

    oh and for the people that are wondering i have never gone above 2gb on my data plan so in case you were wondering it's something im thinking abiout for the greater good of all of us.
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